• The country's top medical regulator will tell Congress that new laws are needed to police large specialty pharmacies like the one at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
  • U.S. President Barack Obama greets people after the announcement of the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument to honor the late Latino farm worker and labor and civil rights activist on October 8, 2012 in Keene Kern County, California.

    First in a series of meetings aimed at pushing Congress to find consensus on a plan to prevent more financial hardships.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 2:30 PM EST
  • The FBI is preparing a timeline of its criminal investigation that brought to light CIA Director David Petraeus' extramarital affair so the bureau can respond to members of Congress asking why they and the White House weren't notified of the probe months ago.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
  • This Nov. 9, 2012 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Looking for deals on helping farmers, the military budget, and other matters before turning to the dreaded 'fiscal cliff.'

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
  • In this Oct. 25, 2012, file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks during a news conference with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, not seen, at the Pentagon, in Washington.

    New political landscape holds a president searching for spending cuts and conservatives looking to keep taxes low.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 12:30 PM EST